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Johnny Sauter
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Sauter interacting with fans in 2014
Born Jonathan Joseph Sauter
May 1, 1978 (1978-05-01) (ageĀ 43)
Necedah, Wisconsin
Achievements 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion
2017 Oktoberfest winner
2001 ASA National Tour Champion
Awards 2009 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year
2001 ASA National Tour Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Cup Series career
85 races run over 11 years
2015 position 61st
Best finish 30th (2007)
First race 2003 Tropicana 400 (Chicago)
Last race 2015 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
222 races run over 15 years
Truck no., team No. 21 (GMS Racing)
2017 position 2nd
Best finish 1st (2016)
First race 2003 O'Reilly 200 (Bristol)
Last race 2018 Stratosphere 200 (Las Vegas)
First win 2009 Las Vegas 350 (Las Vegas)
Last win 2018 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
18 140 6
Statistics current as of November 17, 2017.

Jonathan Joseph "Johnny" Sauter is an American racecar driver. He currently drives in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 98 Ford F-150 for ThorSport Racing. Sauter won the 2016 Camping World Truck Series championship.

Racing career

Sauter gained national attention in 2001, when he won the ASA national Tour championship, when he won ten races. That same year, he ran a partial NASCAR Busch Series schedule for Richard Childress Racing. The following year, he ran a full season and earned his first win at Chicagoland Speedway. Sauter was also involved in one of the biggest crashes in NASCAR history, a thirty-plus car accident at Talladega Superspeedway. In 2003, Sauter split time between RCR and the Curb Agajanian team, driving 15 races for Curb and the other 19 for RCR. He also raced in his first five Winston Cup Series races with Morgan-McClure Motorsports.

In between the 2003 and 2004 seasons, Sauter signed with RCR to run the full Cup schedule and also with Brewco Motorsports to run the full Busch Series schedule. He joined teammates Kevin Harvick and Robby Gordon and crew chief Kevin Hamlin at RCR. Sauter ran the full Busch schedule, performing well on short tracks. However, he was released after thirteen Cup races.

After moving from ThorSport Racing to GMS Racing before 2016, Sauter won the 2016 Truck championship. During the 2017 season, he was the first driver to test a standard engine for the Truck Series.

On the day of the last race of 2017, Sauter said that he would return to GMS in 2018.

Personal life

Sauter is married with kids. He was born and raised in Necedah, Wisconsin and is a lifelong Catholic.

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